What’s U.P. at Wake?

The Wake Forest University Police Department is an essential part of the WFU community. On the “What’s U.P. at Wake?” podcast, we pull back the curtain for you to get to know more about the faces behind the badges. From our Officer Spotlight to Campus Advisories, we have it all for you on this podcast. Tune in to find out more about these everyday faces that each have stories.

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WFUPD. Reach out to us with your thoughts and feedback on upsocial@wfu.edu


Listen to a recent episode below:

Episode 4 – Riding Along

Wake Forest University Police as vehicles patrolling the campus 24/7. And, along with conducting routine checks of buildings they also cover all of Wake Forest property always on the look out for anything out of the ordinary.

On this episode of What’s U.P. at Wake? our podcast producer, Vir, rode along with Corporal Schwartz on a Friday evening. He observed some of the things that officers do on patrol and learned more about what a patrol officer’s job entails. In our Officer Spotlight, we caught up with Major Jamie Herring, a UP staff member who supervises the communication and patrol services among many things. He told us about who told us about how he ended up at Wake, gave us insight into some of the inner workings of the department and more.

This episode was voiced by Marcus Mathis and Mary-Anna Bailey, produced by Vir Gupta and supported by the Wake Forest University Police.

Episode 3 – Learning and Appreciating

Every year, members of the Wake Forest community graduate from the Citizen’s Police Academy. This initiative from WFU PD offers citizens insights into how police officers perform their duties and how the department as a whole serves the community. And, recently, WFU PD hosted the graduation ceremony for the latest group of graduates.

On this episode of What’s U.P. at Wake? we stopped by the graduation ceremony of UP’s Citizen Police Academy and we talked with some of the academy’s graduates present there to hear their thought on the program. In our Officer Spotlight, we caught up with Christian Sides, a security day watch officer who told us about who told us about how he ended up at Wake, what the community here means to him and what’s next for him in the department.

This episode was voiced by Marcus Mathis and Mary-Anna Bailey, produced by Vir Gupta and supported by the Wake Forest University Police.

Episode 2 – Reaching Out

You’re listening to Wake Forest University Police Department’s What’s U.P. at Wake podcast.  

Every month, WFUPD does a special outreach program called Pizza with The Police, where the WFU community gets the opportunity to eat at Zicks and hang out with the folks behind the badges.

On this episode of What’s U.P. at Wake, we stopped by Pizza with the Police and talked with the WFU community to gather feedback and find out what they love about WFUPD.  We also caught up with Major Derri Stormer, who told us about her day to day and news on what’s happening in the department. 

This episode is hosted by history major Marcus Mathis and communication major Mary-Anna Bailey.

Episode 1 – New Beginnings

You’re listening to Wake Forest University Police Department’s What’s U.P. at Wake podcast.  

On the first episode of “What’s U.P. at Wake?” hear from Chief Regina Lawson about what led her to want to start a podcast, the story behind this venture, our Officer Spotlight for the week and the latest from what’s happening in the department.

This episode is hosted by history major Marcus Mathis and communication major Mary-Anna Bailey.